Caribbean Coral Restoration Perspectives
Our collection of articles and research where you can learn about projects we’ve worked on, explore some of the sagas of establishing a coral restoration company in Panama, and the journey of our mission.
Our Perspectives From Our Founder, Doug Marcy, on the COVID-19 Pandemic From where I stand, you cannot ignore the seriousness of the situation. The world we once knew has changed on many different levels. As always, when challenges arise, we can make a choice to...
Our Perspectives Our boat approaches the area where we anchored four months ago and found a huge colony of elkhorn coral we had never seen before. The water of the Caribbean today is calm, and the visibility is the best we’ve seen in a while since it’s rainy...
We are on a mission to find as many healthy colonies as we can, recover clones that will thrive and seed future generations of these important corals, and to expand our nursery for the additional space needed to protect them.
Our Perspectives Coral losses in the nursery lead to SFS joining us to research the causes Cloning, out-plants & construction updates Important visitors to the nursery Proposed site health report Late October, we suffered some serious coral losses in the...
Coral Restoration Panama is now known as Caribbean Coral Restoration… this reflects our mission, the autonomy of our organization and an overall growth in our strategic goals and objectives.
Our immediate need is to be able to purchase supplies, hire labor, train management and create a market base for the manufactured artificial reef product line.
We are currently attempting to manage the sites with one 8 person panga, one 4 person panga and the barge we use for setting artificial coral reef structures. What is desperately needed is another eight person craft that will safely transport people, equipment, and corals from site to site and from the main base to the individual sites.
It has been exactly one year since we were granted permissions by the Panamanian Marine authorities to collect damaged coral specimens from the sea and begin a coral nursery in the islands of Bocas del Toro.
How our organization is structured for international success and mission fulfillment.
Every project or enterprise must have the foundation of a professional establishment. Without this base, the structure and purpose of the endeavor cannot progress in a logical manner. Our organization requires a solid, well-oiled mechanism at its functional roots to assure the longevity of any long or short-term effort.
11 projects (and 12 individuals) from different locations were surveyed and quantified to depict common trends.
Pargo Point Community Build is an informal kickoff to this program in partnership with Floating Doctors. The vision is big. Our goals are immense. But we aspire to recovering the marine ecosystems here in the South Caribbean, and this small step forward is a big one for Coral Restoration.
Our Perspectives We answer your most pressing questions... In this article we're sharing answers to the questions we get asked the most about Coral Restoration Panama. How long has Coral Restoration Panama been in existence? We have been operating in reef...
Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rebuild reefs, and how Coral Restoration Panama is helping reef recovery in the Caribbean.
It’s been a very eventful year in our project. The end of the year is rolling around so quickly, we decided to take the opportunity to touch base and share some good news and important updates with you.
For over three years we have been striving to receive our official permissions to practice coral restoration using nursery propagation and out-planting techniques.
Here are some ways that you can participate in reversing the damage done.
Everywhere you turn, it’s doom and gloom. Our information sources in today’s world are dominated by sensationalism.
Our Perspectives The science guiding the action... Occasionally I will relate some detail about marine eco-systems or restoration methodologies that produce a response challenging my expertise and or methodology. I am always open to criticism and hope that it...
everal years ago, when I started the Coral Restoration Panama project, I had no idea of the depth of complexity behind what I wanted to accomplish. On the surface, it all looks pretty simple and straightforward.
Our Perspectives It has been almost three years since Coral Restoration Panama was founded and began working to help restore the reefs and fisheries systems in the waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama. During that time, we have seen many changes, some good and some...
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